The new issue of Shares contains a guide to picking the best funds for your needs in six easy steps. It could help you save time and enable you to quickly build the perfect portfolio.

The digital magazine also analyses the latest set of results from UK housebuilders. It looks at stocks affected by the recent US hurricanes and explains why a forthcoming change to accounting standards could have a major impact on share prices.

You can also read about the growing number of profit warnings in the consumer sector and why a £2bn chemicals firm is poised to give a chunk of cash back to shareholders.

Finally, fans of smaller companies will enjoy in-depth articles on Filta, McBride, Johnson Service, Alumasc and more.